Wad definition

wŏd
(informal) A large amount.

A wad of troubles.

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Wad is defined as to roll up or form into a lump.

An example of wad is to form a sheet of paper into a ball.

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A small mass of soft material, often folded or rolled, used for padding, stuffing, or packing.
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To line or pad with or as with wadding.
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Added to a variety of vulgar term and insults for an obnoxious person to create new insults.
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The definition of a wad is a handful or a clump of something.

An example of a wad is a lump of gum under a desk.

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A compressed ball, roll, or lump, as of tobacco or chewing gum.
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(vulgar slang) An ejaculation of semen.
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A plug, as of cloth or paper, used to retain a powder charge in a muzzleloading gun or cannon.
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A disk, as of felt or paper, used to keep the powder and shot in place in a shotgun cartridge.
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A sizable roll of paper money.
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A considerable amount of money.
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To compress into a wad.

Wad a candy wrapper.

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To pad, pack, line, or plug with wadding.

Wad a keyhole.

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To hold (shot or powder) in place with a wad.
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To insert a wad into (a firearm).
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A small, soft mass or ball, as a handful of cotton, crumpled paper, etc.
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A lump or small, compact mass (of something)

A wad of chewing tobacco.

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A mass of soft or fibrous material used for padding, packing, stuffing, etc.
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A plug of hemp, tow, paper, etc. stuffed against a charge to keep it firmly in the breech of a muzzleloading gun or in a cartridge.
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(informal) A roll of paper money.
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(slang) A large amount, esp. of money.
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To compress into a wad.
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To roll up (paper, etc.) into a wad.
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To hold (a charge) in place by a wad.
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To plug with a wad.
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To force or stuff.

To wad oakum into a crack.

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(computing, humorous) It works as designed.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wad
Plural:
wads

Origin of wad

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition